Outlook For Today Into Tonight.
2 PM MDT Temperatures.
A Look At Radar This Afternoon.
A few widely scattered rain showers and t-storms are developing southward across eastern Chaves, and Eddy Counties this afternoon. They have generally been drifting off to the southwest at around 10 mph. Gusty winds and dry lightning strikes will accompany these storms into the early evening before they dissipate later.
A Little Cooler Friday & Saturday-
It is fall right. It is but you would not know that this afternoon given the current temp map above. Summer refuses to give up. I firmly believe in the old adage of "What Goes Up - Will In Time, Come Back Down" rule. Its just a matter of time.
Surface Cold Front At 6 PM MDT Thursday Afternoon.
A cold front (really more like a cool front) will move southward down the eastern plains of New Mexico tomorrow afternoon and evening, and into southeastern plains tomorrow night. After seeing out high temps reach up into the mid-upper 90's for the past several days, cooler air behind the front will keep these readings down into the 80's on Friday and Saturday. The high/low temperatures below are what it should feel like for the last day of September.
New Normal High/Low Temps-
(1981 - 2010 30-Year Averages)
(For Sept 30th)
Roswell ThreadEX Stn 81/53
Artesia Climate 82/49
Carlsbad Climate 83/54
Hobbs Climate 82/55
Tatum Climate 79/48
Captian Climate 73/42
Ruidoso Climate 71/41
Elk Climate 74/41
Cloudcroft Climate 64/37
These temperatures are courtesy of-
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